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Description: I decided to do the ice bucket challenge because I see it as a powerful example of positive peer pressure at a time when the contrast between love and hate in the world projected over the internet and other media couldn’t be more stark. The ice bucket challenge is showing the world that love is more powerful than hate. That being said, there are some adjustments I would make to the ice bucket challenge:
1. Although it’s fun when you are, you don’t have to be called out to participate.
2. As celebrities Mike Rowe and Matt Damon have pointed out, curing ALS is a great cause, but there are many other great causes that also need donations. Determine which you feel most passionately about, and contribute what you feel is right for you.
3. It shouldn’t be EITHER the ice bucket OR a donation. I’m still paying off my master’s degree and I can still donate. I’m challenging my kids to this and I know they don’t have a lot of money. Donate what you can, even if it’s just a dollar. It’s a great way to start a very positive habit. And of course, if you can donate more than $100, why not?
I chose to donate to two causes:
The first is diabetes: I have a cousin who suffers from diabetes and has been in the hospital lately after a kidney transplant. She lost her father to diabetes when he wasn’t much older than I am and she has siblings who also suffer from it. I also have an aunt who suffers from it. I love you guys and I want to beat this disease.
The second is the education of women in developing countries: Research has shown that there is nothing more powerful in terms of changing a society for the better than the education of women.
Here is an article if you need help deciding which organizations will make the most effective use of your donation.
By the way, although I was prepared for the worst (as you can tell), getting drenched with ice cold water wasn’t bad at all.